Those that have been looking forward to director Edward Hall’s film reimagining of Noël Coward’s 1941 comic play Blithe Spirit will have to wait just a bit longer, according to a recent announcement from StudioCanalUK.
The film’s release date has been pushed multiple times, likely due to COVID-19, as it was originally slated to arrive this past May, and then tentatively pushed to September. Now, it looks like the film is confirmed to be arriving in theaters on Boxing Day, December 26, in the UK.
Blithe Spirit will be coming to the US, too, as IFC Films recently acquired the North American rights to it earlier this month. It is currently unknown if the US release date will mirror this latest announcement.
Blithe Spirit follows the story of crime novelist Charles Condomine (Dan Stevens), who finds himself struggling with writer’s block amidst the upcoming deadline for his first screenplay. Charles turns to psychic medium Madame Arcati (Judi Dench), and then the trouble begins. A séance results in the summoning of Charles’ late wife Elvira (Lesie Mann), which proves to be quite problematic because he’s been happily married to his second wife Ruth (Isla Fisher) for five years. Elvira embarks on a quest to drag Charles back six feet under with her so that they can spend the rest of eternity together.
Watch the trailer below.